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Q Entertainment panel: Mizuguchi almost made a Hollywood action game

By Spencer . March 12, 2007 . 12:17pm

When Tetsuya Mizuguchi left Sega to form his own studio he considered to abandon the whole music/rhythm genre that he is known for. During the Q Entertainment lecture, Shuji Utsumi, current CEO of Q Entertainment, revealed that Mizuguchi-san was considering developing a Hollywood like action game with a female lead since sales of Rez were […]

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Localizing Dragon Quest VIII, was it worth the wait?

By Spencer . March 12, 2007 . 11:08am

  At the Square-Enix approach on localization panel, Richard Honeywood spoke about doing more than simply translating text when localizing Square-Enix titles. For Chocobo Racing they added rails to make the game easier to play and for the Bouncer they did extra motion capture sequences so players would not have a hard time understand foreign […]

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Innovative games of GDC 07

By Spencer . March 12, 2007 . 10:03am

Most of the winners of the Developer Choice Awards this year won’t surprise you. Gears of War won best game, Wii Sports got one for game design and the Twilight Princess earned an award for writing. Innovation was a different story where three titles earned awards opposed to only Guitar Hero winning it last year. […]

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Watch: Phil Harrison’s keynote speech

By Spencer . March 12, 2007 . 9:16am

Phil Harrison had a lot to say about the future of the Playstation 3 at his keynote speech last week. There were big announcements like Home, a virtual space for Playstation 3 owners, Playstation Edge for developers and LittleBigPlanet for everyone who has every wanted to create their own platformer levels. The speech was entertaining […]

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Watch: Singing songs to Miyamoto

By Spencer . March 11, 2007 . 7:06pm

Fellow game journalist and musician Jonathan Mann (aka GameJew) is living the dream. After four days of trying to sing a song to Shigeru Miyamoto he finally achieved his goal at the eleventh hour. The last big evening event at GDC 2007 was the Video Games Live concert and by pulling some strings Jonathan patiently […]

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Watch: Shigeru Miyamoto’s GDC 2007 keynote

By Spencer . March 9, 2007 . 1:54pm

Missed out on coming to GDC? You can watch Shigeru Miyamoto’s entire keynote address here. In the speech Miyamoto addresses Nintendo’s corporate vision and inspires game developers to take creative risks to expand the audience of video game players. There are also some neat tidbits for Nintendo fans, like the opening, prototype Nintendo controllers and […]

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Iam8bit – preview gallery

By Spencer . March 9, 2007 . 12:26am

At GDC there are some pieces of retro video game inspired are that are going to be at next year’s Iam8bit gallery. Here is a preview of what you’ll see more of later this year.    

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GDC: In bathroom advertising

By Spencer . March 9, 2007 . 12:16am

After not eating for many, many hours I stopped into Mel’s Diner, which is right next door to the GDC show. In their bathroom they have a little chalkboard and someone wrote up the tag line for Age of Conan and announced Heatseeker’s release date.    

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Liveblogging: Microsoft’s The Evolution of the RPG

By Spencer . March 6, 2007 . 4:40pm

    Microsoft is presenting their panel about what RPGs they have coming on the 360. Peter Molyneux, Sakaguchi-san and Dr. Ray Muzyka from Bioware are sitting down.   "Whats the difference of making an RPG today compared tot he first RPGs you made?"    Sakaguchi-san: The biggest evolution comes from the improvement in graphics. […]

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